data storage location

Nicholas Henke henken at seas.upenn.edu
Mon Sep 15 11:02:57 EDT 2003


On Sat, 2003-09-13 at 19:17, John Hearns wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, 13 Sep 2003, Erik Paulson wrote:
> > 
> > Or something else entirely.  I'd welcome suggestions -- we're having a
> > fairly major meeting on the project in a week or two.  Real Life
> > experiences of people who use AFS across a cluster would be lovely.
> > Especially experiences or tests/benchmarks regarding things like
> > efficiency and system overhead/load/requirements, and any caveats or
> > gotchas to be overcome (given by hypothesis a longstanding, well managed
> 
> AFS is heavily used at CERN. They have requirements for access to an 
> international base of users, and have a kerberos infrastructure in place.
> IIRC, they still use V4 for the reasons mentioned earlier in the thread.
> AFS is used across the computational cluster, which is where I met it.
> The cluster is batch oriented - not a parallel Beowulf type.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how a batch system can handle the
ticket timeout problem gracefully? 

Nic

BTW -- Does the 2GB file limit matter to anybody but me ?
-- 
Nicholas Henke
Penguin Herder & Linux Cluster System Programmer
Liniac Project - Univ. of Pennsylvania

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